Year: 1969 Age: 34 Movie: 31st (I don't really understand this movie poster as the movie was set in the twenties and I don't recall Elvis having a gun in the movie at all). The Trouble With Girls (and how to get into it) starts off in black and white then changes to colour when… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 30 The Trouble With Girls (1969)
ELVIS MONTH Day 29 ’68 Comeback Special (1968)
Year: 1968 Age: 33 Movie: 29th From the opening scene this is something you want to watch. Elvis standing there guitar in hand with the back drop of Elvis's in silhouette, belting out Trouble/Guitar Man. Pull out to the long shot of Elvis playing the guitar and finishing the song while standing in the iconic… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 29 ’68 Comeback Special (1968)
ELVIS MONTH Day 26 Stay Away, Joe (1968)
Year: 1968 Age: 33 Movie: 26th Ok, so Stay Away Joe, is a very different movie from the get go. Opening scene is Joe (Elvis) chasing cows with his car, and boy does he look like he is enjoying himself. This movie doesn't really get good reviews and I don't think I have ever really… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 26 Stay Away, Joe (1968)
ELVIS MONTH DAY 24 Double Trouble (1967)
Year: 1967 Age: 32 Movie: 23rd (I've posted this one a little early...about 2 hours early, to sleepy to wait...I'm going to bed) Set in London and filmed in Hollywood. I was looking forward to this as much as Elvis was. I just find this movie has really missed the mark. I love some of… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH DAY 24 Double Trouble (1967)
ELVIS MONTH Day 22 Spinout (1966)
Year: 1966 Age: 31 Movie: 22nd In the titles you even get a section called "The Girls", well I suppose most Elvis movies could have one of these sections for convenience. It starts with Mike racing through the country side and being passed by, another Elvis movie regular...Shelley Fabares. Unfortunately their relationship gets off to… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 22 Spinout (1966)
ELVIS MONTH Day 18 Tickle Me (1965)
Year: 1965 Age: 30 Movie: 18th Ah Tickle Me, I'm so torn with this one, it has some really great songs, but it's a bit silly, but fun silly...soooo I enjoy it. Elvis starts off by singing Long Lonely Highway, which I think was actually meant for Roustabout and was cut. Very cool song that… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 18 Tickle Me (1965)
ELVIS MONTH Day 12 It Happened At The World’s Fair (1963)
Year: 1963 Age: 28 Movie: 12th Mike and Danny fly a crop duster and thanks to Danny (not Elvis) they loose the plane, not that they can't find it, a bad bet lost the plane for them. So they start making their way to Seattle, hitching a ride with a lovely man and his neice… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 12 It Happened At The World’s Fair (1963)
ELVIS MONTH Day 11 Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
Year: 1962 Age: 27 Movie: 11th The only one of Elvis's feature films to be nominated for a Golden Globe award. Sun, surf, summer days and Girls! Girls! Girls! Groovy, catchy, and a load of sax. Fantastic title song. Elvis is on a charter boat with some clients pulling in a stock footage marlin. This… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 11 Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
ELVIS MONTH Day 9 Follow That Dream (1962)
Year: 1962 Age: 27 Movie: 9th I love this movie. If you want a feel good fun movie to watch one afternoon while consuming a bowl of popcorn and having a dance around the lounge room, well this movie is IT! Follow That Dream has 5 good songs full of fun and innocence. So easy… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 9 Follow That Dream (1962)
ELVIS MONTH. Day 7. Wild In The Country. (1961)
Year: 1961 Age: 26 Movie: 7th OMG a fight scene in the first 3 seconds? Really? Well I must say he is getting better at fighting. More believable too. So when the fight is over he runs off and then he is in trouble with the law. I don't know what age he is meant… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH. Day 7. Wild In The Country. (1961)
ELVIS MONTH Day 6. Flaming Star (1960)
Year: 1960 Age: 25 Movie: 6th I have been looking forward to seeing this one again. It has been a few years. I've always loved this one, mainly because it's a western, it has E in it, and he is shirtless for quite a bit of the movie. In my opinion, this is Top 2… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 6. Flaming Star (1960)
ELVIS MONTH Day 5 G.I. Blues (1960)
Year: 1960 Age: 25 Movie: 5th Oh yeah. G.I. Blues! In fine colour in a fine uniform. What a treat. They are all colour from here on. And we also get the fabulous Juliette Prowse. Just love her. Juliette and Ann Margaret are the top 2 without a doubt. Elvis is 25 years old here… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 5 G.I. Blues (1960)
ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)
Year: 1958 Age: 23 Movie: 4th Beautiful opening scene with the wet streets of New Orleans and songs about gumbo, which apparently is good enough to be in songs. Must find out what gumbo is...did find out what gumbo is and it looks pretty good. click on the above link for a recipe. Edith Head… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)
ELVIS MONTH Day 3 Jailhouse Rock (1958)
Year: 1958 Age: 23 Movie: 3rd Ah Vince Everett in trouble over a girl, who would have seen that coming. And those juke boxes are great for catching Elvis fight victims. So off to jail for you young man. Which is really good for us, cause we get a few good songs and Vince gets… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 3 Jailhouse Rock (1958)
Charro! Bearded Elvis... Charro! is a 1969 Western movie starring, wait for it...Elvis Presley, surprised weren't you?! Ok, so no songs featured in this one, you just get the title song, but it's a good one. A great 60's/early 70's cowboy ballad...I may or may not be biased in this opinion...And it's the only movie… Continue reading Bearded Elvis.
The Great Gatsby.
So excited to see The Great Gatsby. I haven't read the book, haven't seen any screen version, so I don't know what to expect. But if Baz did it I really need to see it. That guy and his team are amazing. Everything is just so intentional. When I say intentional I mean, everything you… Continue reading The Great Gatsby.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAUFUv1k9Zw The Kid. 1921. Charles Chaplin and Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester). Just thought I would share this movie great. Love the locations and the acting, the cinematography, just a great movie. Even though it is a silent movie you should have a look at this great movie. I think this is the edited version. Charlie… Continue reading Hello Charlie.